Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Rami,
Ricardo Costa, Guardado; Albelda (Tino Costa 39'), Banega; Dani Parejo
(Víctor Ruíz 89'), Jonas, Piatti (Nelson Valdez 81'); Soldado.
Sevilla: Diego López; Cicinho (Perotti 68', Babá 78'), Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Medel, Kondogbia; Jesús Navas, Rakitic, Reyes (Stevanovic 82'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 50. Soldado. Touched ball in to net after Rami headed on Banega corner.
2-0. 88. Soldado. Got above defence to head Banega corner down past keeper.
Yellow cards: Spahic 38', Fernando Navarro 46', Pereira 84'.
Valencia put in their claim for one of the Champions League spots, a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the last match on Saturday evening taking them up to within a point of fourth placed Málaga, albeit that they are still only seventh in the table. Neither side had too many chances in the first half, the Diegos López and Alves only having to save from Ricardo Costa and Jesús Navas respectively, but five minutes after the restart Soldado opened the scoring for Valverde's side after Rami headed on Banega's corner. Costa shot straight at the keeper on a quick breakaway a few minutes later, and Medel fired an effort in to the stands at the other end later on. With a couple of minutes to go though Soldado wrapped things up with a near post header from another Banega corner, leaving the Andalusians just six points above the drop zone. Their coach Michel may not have too long left to turn things around.